Decoration Day
noun Etymology: from the custom of decorating graves on this day Date: 1871 Memorial Day

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Decoration Day — is the former name of Memorial Day in the United States, and may also refer to: Decoration Day (song), a song by Sonny Boy Williamson I, later performed by John Lee Hooker This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If …   Wikipedia

  • Decoration Day — a day, May 30, originally appointed for decorating with flowers the graves of the Union soldiers and sailors, who fell in the Civil War in the United States; now called {Memorial Day}, and established as the last Monday in May, and designated as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Decoration Day — ☆ Decoration Day n. another name for MEMORIAL DAY * * * ➡ Memorial Day * * * …   Universalium

  • Decoration Day —   [dekə reɪʃn deɪ], Gedenktag in den USA, Memorial Day …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Decoration Day — ☆ Decoration Day n. another name for MEMORIAL DAY …   English World dictionary

  • Decoration Day — Memorial Day Me*mo ri*al Day 1. A day, originally May 30, appointed for commemorating, by decorating their graves with flowers, by patriotic exercises, etc., the dead soldiers and sailors who served the Civil War (1861 65) in the United States;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Decoration Day — Memorial Me*mo ri*al, a. [F. m[ e]morial, L. memorialis, fr. memoria. See {Memory}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Serving to preserve remembrance; commemorative; as, a memorial building. [1913 Webster] There high in air, memorial of my name, Fix the smooth… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Decoration Day — Decora′tion Day n. mil former name of Memorial Day 1) …   From formal English to slang

  • Decoration Day. — See Memorial Day (def. 1). * * * …   Universalium

  • Decoration Day — former name of Memorial Day, holiday first celebrated in 1868 to commemorate those who died in the American Civil War …   English contemporary dictionary

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